As the Ocado ‘free from’ buyer, it’s my job to focus on the specific issues you might have planning meals around allergies or intolerances. Why should they get in the way of eating well? So, with Allergy Awareness Week upon us, I’ve put together my seven top tips for having your cake (or milk, syrup etc) and eating it too.
You’ll probably recognise Dr Hilary Jones from the sofa of ITV’s Daybreak and Steve Wright’s Radio 2 programme.
As an NHS GP, medical presenter and spokesperson for a2 Milk, we wanted his insight on the importance of milk, lactose intolerance, and the options for those of us who have problems digesting milk. Here’s what he had to say when we caught up with him.
A lot of people avoid milk and dairy because they suspect it’s causing them digestive issues. Why is that?
Not all cows milk is the same. There are two different types of protein in milk and cows either produce A1 or A2. Not surprisingly they are known as A1 cows and A2 cows. The A1 protein digests differently to A2 protein and has been linked to discomfort after drinking milk. This is why some people feel they have issues or an intolerance to milk. a2 Milk is cows’ milk that is naturally rich in the A2 protein and contains none of the A1 protein. Put simply, because a2 Milk does not contain the A1 protein, some people may find a2 Milk easier to digest. Continue reading →